In 2002 the Farmer's Almanac held a National Dessert Election in which 30,000 people voted for the most American Dessert. Almost 50% of the vote went to the top choice, and the second choice had only 14% of the vote. This explains why, instead of saying "American as Strawberry Shortcake" everyone knows we're as "American as Apple Pie." The results of the Almanac's survey on our most popular desserts show the following results:
47% Apple Pie14% Strawberry Shortcake
13% Ice Cream
11% Chocolate Cake
It's a warm feeling knowing that Pie Lovers, with generosity and humor, have treated each other to a night of appreciating and celebrating what's best in life. It's a hopeful thing that Pie Lovers still walk the earth and bring their gifts for the good of the pie loving community.
I'd also have to say, if our community is only as good as our pie, we've got one damn fine community.